contrast n

Fr. < It. contrasto, contention, opposition.

  1. Antithesis; opposition; complement.
  2. Comparison; demonstration of dissimilar qualities; placing of opposite things in view.

contrast [-ed, -ing] v

Sp., Port. contrastar, to resist, withstand, strive, debate, quarrel.

  1. Compare; set in opposition similar things in order to highlight the differences.
  2. Examine; compare with; demonstrate the superiority of one over the other.